Pentecostal and Postmodern Hermeneutics seeks to explore the relationship between Pentecostal hermeneutics and Pentecostalism's ability to connect with and evangelize North American youth. As a Postmodern ethos makes its presence increasingly felt in the Western world, no Christian movement should be better positioned to bring the message of Christ to youth and young adults eager to experience the God of miracles and wonders. Recent trends in Pentecostal hermeneutics, however, may actually make the task more difficult. No historical movement has thrived in the long term that has not carefully considered the place of youth and young adults in the vision for the future. While Pentecostalism has been at the forefront of youth ministry in the last several decades, we must also connect Pentecostal academia with evangelism efforts among youth and young adults. This work calls Pentecostal scholars to thoughtfully consider the implications of their work for future generations.
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About the Author
Bradley Truman Noel is the Director of Pentecostal Studies and Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry at Tyndale University College, Toronto.
Table of Contents
1 Defining the Issues 1
Definitions and Limitations
Pentecostalism and Postmodernity: A Desirable Partnership?
Postmodernity: A Summary
2 Postmodernity: A Brief Summary 16
Postmodernism: An Overview
Varieties of Postmodernism
Postmodernity: The Key Tenets
Postmodernism and Evangelicalism: A Critique
3 The Role of Experience, Rationalism, and Narratives in Early Pentecostal Hermeneutics 44
Early Pentecostal Experience and Rejection of Rationalism
The Pentecostal Story: The Latter Rain Metanarrative
The Pentecostal Story: The Importance of the Testimony
4 Late Twentieth-Century Pentecostal Hermeneutics: More "Evangelical" than "Pentecostal? The Test Case of Gordon Fee 73
General Hermeneutical Principles of Gordon D. Fee
Hermeneutics and Pentecostal Theology
The Pentecostal Response
5 Postmodernity, Pentecostalism: and Rudolf Bultmann 96
The Life and Times of Bultmann
Bultmann's Legacy: The Jesus Seminar
The Bultmannian Legacy and Postmoderns
A Pentecostal Conclusion
6 Pentecostal Hermeneutics for the Twenty-First Century: Kenneth J, Archer's Proposal 122
Introductory Remarks for the Readers
Early Pentecostal Biblical Interpretation
Current Pentecostal Hermeneutical Concerns
A Contemporary Pentecostal Hermeneutical Strategy
Evaluation and Conclusion
7 The Role of the Holy Spirit in Hermeneutics: The Pentecostal Edge? 146
The Role of the Holy Spirit in Hermeneutics: A Deafening Silence
Why must the Holy Spirit be Involved?
How does the Holy Spirit aid in Illumination?
A Distinctive Pentecostal (and Postmodern) Hermeneutic?
Experiential Verification: The Pentecostal Edge?
8 Conclusion and Contribution 176
Contributions of this Work
Implications of this Work and Areas of Needed Research